WORKS

Based on Shakespeare's iconic tragedy, Alysa Pires' Macbeth marks Ballet Kelowna's first full-length commission.

 

100 minutes, 10 dancers

Premiere: May 1, 2020*

 

*POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Photo of Desiree Bortolussi and Valentin Chou by Emily Cooper

MACBETH
Ballet Kelowna

with(out) explores attachment and disconnection. Entwining and unraveling.

 

15 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: January 23, 2020

Photo of Kelly Shaw and Jake Poloz by Alysa Pires

WITH(OUT)
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper"

- T.S. Eliot

28 minutes, 23 dancers

Premiere: November 19, 2019

Photo of Judy Luo by Jeremy Mimnagh

NOT WITH A BANG, BUT A WHIMPER
Ryerson School of Performance

10 minutes, 6 dancers

Created as part of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute and presented in studio on October 25, 2019.

Photo of Isabella Lafreniere and Gilbert Bolden III by Rosalie O'Connor

STUTTER STEP
New York Choreographic Institute

"Let others bring order to chaos. I would bring chaos to order..."

- Kurt Vonnegut

 

8 minutes, 5 dancers

 

Premiere: September 9, 2019

Painting of Albjon Gjorllaku and Arielle Miralles by Ivana Tovilla-Batiz

FRENZIED ORDER
The National Ballet of Canada

The second part of the "Four Seasons" tetralogy created for the Victoria Academy of Ballet.

 

13 minutes, 7 dancers

Premiere: April 5, 2019

Photo of Anri Hirota by David Cooper

SUMMER
Victoria Academy of Ballet

7 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: March 23, 2019

Commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada for the Thirteenth International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize. 

Photo of Siphe November and Jeannine Haller by Karolina Kuras

THE OTHER SIDE
The National Ballet of Canada

10 minutes, 14 dancers

Created as part of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute and presented in studio on March 8, 2019.

Photo of Shelby Tzung and Ben Schwarz by Rosalie O'Connor

Standard Deviation
New York Choreographic Institute

20 minutes, 8-10 dancers

Premiere: February 2, 2018

Presented as part of the 2018 Fall for Dance North Festival in Toronto.

Photo of Desiree Bortolussi and Valentin Chou by David Cooper

MAMBO
Ballet Kelowna

14 minutes, 4 or 6 dancers

Premiere: January 18, 2018

Created as part of The National Ballet of Canada's Choreographic Workshop.

Remounted by Ballet Kelowna in 2018.

Excerpts adapted for film by NBOC in 2020.

Photo of Christopher Gerty and Clare Peterson by Alana de Haan

IN BETWEEN
The National Ballet of Canada

30 minutes, 9 dancers

Premiere: October 27, 2017

Photo of Morgan Thiessen and Mitchell Przybilla by Martine Martell

IF YOU KNEW
Ballet Edmonton (Citie Ballet)

15 minutes, 11 dancers

Premiere: March 29, 2017

Remounted by Victoria Academy of Ballet in 2019.

Photo of Ryerson School of Performance students by Adam Sakiyama

OTHERING
Ryerson School of Performance

herd examines mob mentality, the pressures of conformity, and the pull of conscience.

37 minutes, 10 dancers

 

Premiere: October 28, 2016

Photo of Ballet Edmonton by Zokah Productions

HERD
Ballet Edmonton (Citie Ballet)

Inspired by the surrealist Luis Buñuel film of the same name, Exterminating Angel explores high stakes, animal instinct, and humanity stripped of all social pretence. 

 

45 minutes, 9 dancers

Premiere: June 29, 2016

"Highlights of Fringe" - The Torontoist

"A+" - My Entertainment World

"Critics' Pick" and "Best Ensembles" - NOW Magazine

Photo by Adam Sakiyama

EXTERMINATING ANGEL
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

The first part of the "Four Seasons" tetralogy created for the Victoria Academy of Ballet.

 

9 minutes, 5-11 dancers

Premiere: May 20, 2016

Remounted by Ballet Kelowna in 2019.

Photo of Emily Faris, Seiji Suzuki, and Jianna Neufeld by David Cooper

SPRING
Victoria Academy of Ballet

both/and explores the duality of public and private life.

15 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: March 18, 2016

Photo of Sydney McManus by Shakeil Rollock

BOTH/AND
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

8 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: December 11, 2015

Photo of Tyler Gledhill and Caryn Chappell by Shakeil Rollock

OPUS 58
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

25 minutes, 4 dancers

Premiere: June 14, 2015

Alysa Pires Dance Projects Premiere: March 18, 2016

Originally created for Cadence Progressive

Contemporary Ballet.

Photo of Lauren Runions, Tyler Gledhill, Kate Houston, and Tyler Angell by Zhenya Cerneacov

MISSXREPRESENTATION
Alysa Pires Dance Projects
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

​© 2020 by Alysa Pires. All photos by Adam Sakiyama unless otherwise noted.

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